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  1. #526
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    Bonds Bombers

    My buddy and I went for a Bomb last night on two Allen Bonds, Hybrids, as he calls them.
    He was the first guy to actually build pretty "Klunkers/Mountainbikes/All Terrain Bikes/Bombers" with meticulously painted frames and polished parts.

    He is building more....If interested check his site and contact him.
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    Klunking is fun, and addictive! I keep wanting to build another one like I need another bike. I think most of the guys on here are the DIY types and the build is half the fun!

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    Yes. You NEED another one!!

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    Finished my modern Klunker build. Used parts bin and new grips.
    Aluminum Trek Calypso is now the "Beach Bruiser"
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    That's cool. How's it ride?

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    Took it on rocky gravel downhill road, sandy trail and sweeping fast singletrack with sandy spots and I'm afraid I really like it! The slack headtube lets you barrel through obstacles and makes steep stuff less sketchy while the slack seat tube angle places you closer to the rear axle so on 26" wheels the rear feels tucked and can get through the turns. Only one real ride though and the chain is old so was skipping like crazy. I was "racing" a little local fun trail with some guys so I didn't have time to "dial in" the bike.

    Way too fun! highly recommended, but I dont have much storage space for it! I end up wanting to keep everything I build anyhow but this has all the parts to go back to a clean cruiser so it may have to go. Not before I have some more fun on it though.

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    My late 90s Mongoose Zuma. I tried to make a stick shifter for it.


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    I can't remember if I posted this one in here. I just rebuilt and painted the fork to match.
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    The Cruiser Thread-069.jpgThe Cruiser Thread-072.jpgThe Cruiser Thread-077.jpgThe Cruiser Thread-079.jpgThe Cruiser Thread-078.jpgJust (mostly) finished my 1962 Schwinn cruiser, thought some would like to see.
    I added, what I believe to be a 1940's Western Flyer springer fork, Hurricane Zeke cranks with a Spot chain ring, Hurricane H45ss seat post, old Magura motorcycle brake levers, Mavic Crossride wheels and Avid BB5 disc brakes. I had to make custom bolt on disc brake rear dropouts and a mount for my WF springer fork.

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    Looks awesome! Do you have a shot of the disc brake mount? I want to rig up something similar, but I'm short on ideas.

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ID:	838699Just (mostly) finished my 1962 Schwinn cruiser, thought some would like to see.
    I added, what I believe to be a 1940's Western Flyer springer fork, Hurricane Zeke cranks with a Spot chain ring, Hurricane H45ss seat post, old Magura motorcycle brake levers, Mavic Crossride wheels and Avid BB5 disc brakes. I had to make custom bolt on disc brake rear dropouts and a mount for my WF springer fork.
    So very wrong and at the same time, so very right! Love it! I'm bringing my Excelsior project back to the mountain to hopefully finish over the winter. Tandem disc brake on the rear, Bendix drum up front. Gonna be nice!
    "Yeah, Humboldt County is way the %#@* up there, but worth it!"

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    Kind of a "neo-retro" thing. I made bolt on disc/ derailluer dropouts so I can return the frame to its original state if need be, but I'm loving it how it sits now.

    Anyway Vic, I guess your back up north again, who like to see your Excelsior project, I'm slowing working on my klunker also, need some idea's and need some parts ie; 2 spd Bendix rear hub with coaster brake and a front drum brake. I'm using Joe Breeze' s klunker as my build model.

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    end of the line for this one, just last month.
    Mine since 1985, Que Lastima...
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    Latest version of this one:
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    Quote Originally Posted by elvez View Post
    end of the line for this one, just last month.
    Mine since 1985, Que Lastima...
    Bummer! Lawwill?
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    Sizzler, what disc mount on which bike are you looking for?

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    looks like a panda pro am, it can be fixed though.

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    Yep, Panda.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurricane Jeff View Post
    Sizzler, what disc mount on which bike are you looking for?
    I would like to see the mount you did to work with the suspension fork on that rad one you posted in post 534.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boy named SSue View Post
    I would like to see the mount you did to work with the suspension fork on that rad one you posted in post 534.
    And I would like to see the rear brake mount on that bike.

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    Keep posted sizzles and Boy named Sue, I'll take close up pics this weekend and post them on this thread.

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    Here is the pictures of my custom disc dropouts I made for my cruiser. I didn't want to compromise the frame by welding on braze on's , so I carved them out of aluminum plate and bolted them on. I put a bolt in the dropout so it would limit the amount of adjustment and make it easier for the disc brake to line up correctly, also made a dropout with a derailleur mount, in which I put a steel insert in for the threads. I also spread the rear end to 135mm spacing. I was going for the "home made" look, which I think I accomplished.

    On the fork, I put the mount on the outside of the existing fork link.
    The bike is awesome, a lot of old and a little new. So far everything works perfectly.
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    Quote...." Klunking is fun, and addictive! I keep wanting to build another one like I need another bike. I think most of the guys on here are the DIY types and the build is half the fun!"

    A New Koski Klunk Fork for your Cruiser?

    Get this...there will be a small batch of Koski forks made. These will be made in a similar style to Donny's original design he had Cook Bros. make back in the day for the Bombing community. These were used by everyone, including JB and GF, on there bikes because it was essentially the first ATB fork.

    These new forks will be done with a 1" machined steer, for all you forkless Klunkers out there, that will increase in diameter where the 'Uni-crown' blades will be welded.
    There are other cool twists to this Bomber fork, such as new style drop-outs and different brake type mount options.

    The size of the first run on the the DK 'Bro-line Fork' will depend on the demand.

    Interested? Let us know ASAP.

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    What are the good brands of cruisers to get? I mean is an old Schwinn considered a good one...I really would love to go through a really cool one and build it nice. What are the brands with the really sweet chrome tube ends? I like the schwinn lines.

    Maybe a little lower. Fat tires. Flat black powdercoat. SS. Big curvy frame.
    but with updated carbon parts post stem bars Nice brooks saddle. Kinda restomod cruiser. old school motorcycle bucket stlye headlight.

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    Picked up this partially Klunked Trailmate today. It'll be my fall project. Will post after pictures once I'm done. I'm thinking bullmoose bars will give it a better forward geometry for trail riding. Don't know if I'll do single or multispeed but plan on going freewheel and front/back brakes

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